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Lucia Antonelli

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Using global culture to reinvigorate antique elements Lucia Antonelli was born in New York and works in Petaluma, California. Part scavenger, part artist, she plucks forgotten treasures, such as antique French brass beads from late 19th century handbags, then reimagines them as art to be worn by the women of today. Lucia can sometimes harvest thousands of beads from a single handbag. 

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Kay Khan

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In every stitch, a story Kay Khan lives and works in Santa Fe, and her work is a complex amalgam of imagery created in stitched and embroidered fabric. Her inspiration is life itself: her experiences, the things she touches, things that touch her, ideas, even the interplay of words.

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Daphne Krinos

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Honoring the hand of man The jewelry of Daphne Krinos invites you to touch the places she loves. The streets of London, where she lives. Summers in Greece, where she grew up. The stuff of everyday life, which the devoted walker discovers strolling through the neighborhood. There’s majesty in man-made structures – metal fences, scaffolding, street art and buildings in various stages of development or decay. And over the years, she found inspiration in the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher that represents Daphne’s view that industrial buildings are monuments of sorts.   

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Harold O'Connor

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Jewelry five millennia in the making  Harold O’Connor is a jeweler’s jeweler. Working in Colorado, he’s opened himself up to the topography of the west. The majesty of the mountains, the intimate valleys. And he’s brought those inspirations and visual cues to his work.  Imagine reticulated silver that’s heated and crunched as the earth’s own crust once was, with results that are both random and breathtaking.  With this complex work, Harold also makes tiny granules of silver or 18 karat gold, using an ancient Etruscan technique.

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Alexandra Watkins

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Unconventional and timeless Alexandra Watkin’s attention to detail, as well as the beauty of her designs, inspired the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, to include Alexandra’s work in its Art of the Americas Wing. Alexandra and Nancy Michel have shared Atelier Janiye in Boston since 1982.  Though the work of each artist is unique, with its own style and voice,  

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